Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami
Ashu Agarwal is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami and serves as the Director of Engineering and Applied Physics at the Desai Sethi Urology Institute. He also co-directs the newly launched Engineering Cancer CuresTM collaborative between Engineering and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. His undergraduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology, and his PhD from University of Florida are both in Materials Science and Engineering. He then gathered postdoctoral research experience in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, and at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. The mission of his Physiomimetic Microsystems Laboratory at the University of Miami is to develop human relevant organ mimic platforms for discovery of therapies and drugs, for modeling of disease states, for conducting mechanistic studies, and for differentiation, maturation and evaluation of stem cells. The lab is supported by multiple NIH consortium grants, Early stage commercialization grants from Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, and a Sponsored research project from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.